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It’s a Taxing Time for ”All But the Rich”

April 16, 2015 - 13:12 -- Admin

Never in the history of this nation have corporations, rich individuals, and the Government that supports them, been so openly brazen. The Australian Tax system is absolutely riddled with rorts for corporations and the privileged.

The Abbott Government has shown an insensitivity to the common good that goes beyond any thoughtful examination. Ideology and governance for their supporters has determined every decision they have made since coming to power.

The Maintenance of Madness: How Australia Funded a Warlord in Afghanistan

April 15, 2015 - 12:45 -- Admin

The Federal Cabinet has approved the deployment of about 300 additional Australian troops to the Middle East to help train Iraqi forces in their fight against Islamic State. The deployment will be for two years from the middle of may, and the troops join 200 existing special forces troops already in deployment in the region.

Halal Certified Wine… And Vegan Approved Cheese!

April 14, 2015 - 19:01 -- Admin

Perhaps one of the more ridiculous accusations in the whole Halal certification debate was the suggestion that Jacob’s Creek was seeking Halal certification for their wine. Given that consuming alcohol is contrary to the Islamic religion, it’s hardly likely to gain them extra sales.

But logic isn’t the strong point of many of the anti-Islamic groups that have sprung up. Abuse, idiocy and hypocricy, yes, but clear thinking, no.

It makes no sense

April 13, 2015 - 14:50 -- Admin

In March 2014, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) opposed AGL Energy Limited’s (AGL) proposed acquisition of Macquarie Generation, NSW government-owned power stations which produce just over a quarter of NSW’s energy.

Is It Time We Began To Act Outside The Square?

April 13, 2015 - 14:14 -- Admin

Paul G. Dellit casts a critical eye over the Australian political landscape.

The majority of the population believes that the current Australian Government is incompetent, its policies are inequitable, and the reformation of these problems improbable.  Any group of individuals which has twice endorsed the reptilian-brained Anthony John Abbott as their leader is clearly beyond the reach of reason.